Zagreb City Libraries Today
The campaign for the new City Library building
The City of Zagreb strategic plan for 2020 finally includes a new City Library building. The Zagreb City Libraries network expert team was assembled to elaborate on the existing project idea “New City Library in Zagreb” and assist in preparation for public urban planning and building tender. Expert team has prepared a document “New City Library in Zagreb: Library Programme” based on the statistics, elaboration of the new and functional work integration in the central library for The Zagreb City Libraries network and reflections on the functional space organization for providing quality service to the population of Zagreb.
The City Library of Zagreb’s 110th anniversary
On the occasion of the City Library of Zagreb’s 110th anniversary, the Open Doors Week is organized (4th to 9th December 2017) starting on Monday the 4th of December at noon with the exhibition opening “Ex libris Emilij Laszowski” from the Collection of rare books (Rara) and lecture of Milovan Petković “The City Library of Zagreb and the Brethren of the Croatian Dragon from 1907 to 1938”.
The central ceremony will be held on the very Day of the Zagreb City Libraries and founding of the City Library of Zagreb on Thursday the 7th of December 2017 at the Croatian National Theatre. At the same time this will be a celebration of founding of two other important cultural institutions of the City of Zagreb – The Zagreb City Museum and State Archives in Zagreb.
This year Zagreb City Libraries marked several big anniversaries: 90 years of Božidar Adžija Library, 70 years of Tin Ujević Library, 70 years of Library and reading room Bogdan Ogrizović and 55 years of the City Library of Zagreb’s Music department.
The City Library of Zagreb was founded in 1907 and Božidar Adžija Library in 1927, and they are the oldest public libraries in Zagreb and among the first public libraries founded in Croatia with their long-standing tradition of serving the local community and offering the access to many valuable local, national and international sources of information as well as all sorts of librarian and cultural services to wide age groups of citizens.
From its beginnings the City Library of Zagreb is distinguished as a "free, public and modern library, founded and settled for all citizens of Zagreb" (from the Rules of Procedure dated 1908). It still operates according to the same theses.
- Višnja Cej, BA
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